Active Directory change default common name CN
Posted on 2006-06-29
In Windows 2003 AD, the user object field "Full Name" sets the CN (common name) and displayName among some other things.
In my domain we like to have the display name as "last name, first name" -- so that's what is in the Full Name box.
Unfortunately, that also makes the CN the same thing. I need the CN to be the same as the user logon name which is "first initial last name".
Does anyone know how I can change directly or separate the CN from the Full Name field?